Fodor's Expert Review Pagliacci's

$$$ Downtown Victoria Italian
Crowded, frenetic, and buckets of fun, this New York–meets-Victoria trattoria has trumpeted showbiz since it opened in 1979, from the signed photos of owner Howie Siegal's movie-star friends plastering the walls, to the live jazz, swing, blues, or Celtic music playing several nights a week. The tables are so tightly packed that you'll be eyeing your neighbor's food from a menu that runs from the "Mae West" (veal with artichoke hearts) to a number of à la carte fresh, handmade pastas, to the "Prawns Al Capone" (shell-on butterfly shrimp sautéed in butter and white wine). The fun and the food isn't set to break the bank either. Sunday Brunch is equally good.
Italian Lively Lunch Dinner Brunch $$$

Quick Facts

1011 Broad St.
Victoria, British Columbia  V8W 2A1, Canada

250-386–1662

www.pagliaccis.ca

Known For:
  • Live music
  • Handmade pasta
  • Upbeat atmosphere

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